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Hampshire and the Isle of Wight's is set for an exciting year in 2022, with the return of large-scale events and festivals.  Home to a host of food and music festivals, family fun events and special anniversaries, you're sure to find plenty of exciting events to include in your holiday plans.  Did you know that in 2022 it is 40 years since the Mary Rose was lifted from the seabed, and both Marwell Zoo and Buster Ancient Farm celebrate their 50th anniversary.  This year will also see the release of a new Downton Abbey sequel, filmed in Hampshire at Highclere Castle, the return of The New Forest and Hampshire County Show, Southsea Food Festival and Alresford Watercress Festival which have all been missing from our event calendar.  Grab your diary and start planning your next Event-ful day out or holiday in Hampshire.

What's on in Hampshire this weekend?

To find out what's on in Hampshire today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Families on a budget can look out for the many free events taking place while there's plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or on a weekend break.  

Hampshire's fertile rural landscape means that food and drink plays a big part in the county's event calendar with local produce championed and enjoyed through Farmers' Markets, beer festivals, celebrity visits and plenty of tasting opportunities!  From the aviation hub in Farnborough, to the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu and nautical links with the Solent and Isle of Wight, specialist transport events are also big in the county of Hampshire and are a great reason for a day trip or weekend break. 

What's on in Hampshire this Summer?

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The guide below shows our calendar of events in Hampshire. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. Portsmouth: The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Portsmouth

    Turn the historic streets of Old Portsmouth into an exciting outdoor escape room with The Mystery of Nelson's Stolen Diamonds!

    Solve the clues & crack the mystery
    Discover amazing local history
    Get some fun outdoor exercise!

    Can you crack…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sept 2021to1 Sept 2022Open 11:00 - 18:00
  2. Southsea: The Mystery of Southsea's Laughing Sailor

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Portsmouth

    Turn the historic streets of Southsea into an exciting outdoor escape room, with The Mystery of Southsea's Laughing Sailor!

    Solve the clues & crack the mystery
    Discover amazing local history
    Get some fun outdoor exercise!

    Can you crack Southsea's…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sept 2021to1 Sept 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
  3. Winchester: The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Castle Avenue, Winchester

    Turn the historic streets of Winchester into an exciting outdoor escape room, with The Mystery of the Bishop's Golden Tankard!

    Solve the clues & crack the mystery
    Discover amazing local history
    Get some fun outdoor exercise!

    Can you crack…

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sept 2021to1 Sept 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
  4. Bond In Motion - No Time To Die Exhibition at National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

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    Exhibition

    New Forest

    NEW for 2021! Beaulieu is delighted to launch their brand new exhibition: Bond in Motion – No Time To Die. Featuring iconic cars, gadgets and costumes from the latest 007 film, Bond in Motion – No Time To Die is a brand new exhibition opening at the…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Oct 2021to31 Oct 2022
  5. Bargate Markets

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    Sale

    Southampton

    The pedestrianised area by the Bargate Monument is the home to many popular markets. The markets are co-ordinated by Southampton City Council in partnership with Southern Market Traders Co-operative.

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    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022
  6. Southamptons Western Walls and Vaults Walk

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    Guided Walk

    Southampton

    Guided Tours of the Southampton's historic old town take place throughout the year, commencing from the south side of the Bargate near the entrance to the Bargate Shopping Centre.

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    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022
  7. Martinis At The Museum: Bond in Motion - No Time To Die exhibition at Beaulieu

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    Museums

    New Forest

    Your exclusive Martinis at the Museum event this year is made extra special with private, afterhours access to the brand-new Bond in Motion - No Time To Die exhibition during your drinks reception. Grab a vodka martini, or glass of prosecco and…

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    From:
    24 Jan 2022to20 Nov 2022
  8. Paula Rego - Literary Inspirations

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    Exhibitions

    Petersfield

    One of the most important figurative artists of our time, Dame Paula Rego (b. 1935) is also a sublime and inventive storyteller. Following a major retrospective at Tate Britain, Petersfield Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of Rego's work…

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    From:
    23 Mar 2022to9 July 2022Various Opening Times
  9. Curious About Winchester

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    The Close, Winchester

    Have fun (re-)discovering Winchester, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst finding out more about this historic city.
    Curious About…

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    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    26 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  10. Curious About Southampton

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Town Quay, Southampton

    Have fun (re-)discovering Southampton, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst discovering more about this fascinating and…

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    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    25 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  11. Curious About Portsmouth

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    The Hard, Portsmouth

    Have fun (re-)discovering Portsmouth, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst finding out about this fascinating port.
    Curious About…

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    From:
    1 Apr 2022to29 Oct 2022Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2022to25 Mar 2023Open 11:00 - 16:00
    From:
    25 Mar 2023to28 Oct 2023Open 09:00 - 18:00
  12. BRICKOSAURS! Evolution at Marwell Zoo

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    Childrens Events

    Winchester

    Marwell Zoo is excited to have BRICKOSAURS! Evolution, the world-first event featuring an all-new collection of dinosaur sculptures at Marwell Zoo throughout the summer.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2022to4 Sept 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. BRICKOSAURS! Evolution

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Winchester

    Marwell Zoo will unveil a world-first event featuring an all-new collection of 55 dinosaur sculptures this Spring.

    BRICKOSAURS! Evolution showcases over 20 species made using more than 2 million toy bricks and will leave you in awe as you embark on…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2022to4 Sept 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
  14. Milford on Sea Guided Walks

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    Walking

    Lymington

    Visit Milford on Sea – the tourism destination website for the village – is launching two guided walks for visitors and residents to enjoy during the summer season.

    The first walk – 'Discover Milford on Sea's Hidden Woodland' - will take a maximum…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2022to29 Sept 2022Open 10:30 - 12:00
  15. Woodland Adventure Day with New Forest Activities

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Beaulieu

    A fantastic day of activities for all on a Woodland Adventure Day with New Forest Activities. During the morning you'll get the chance to light a fire, build a woodland shelter and learn all about the beautiful New Forest before testing your aim…

    Dates

    From:
    24 Apr 2022to28 Aug 2022
  16. Garden I Spy at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

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    Childrens Events

    Ampfield, Romsey

    What can you spot? From trees, shrubs and garden animals. Help children learn about the great outdoors.

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    From:
    25 Apr 2022to8 July 2022
  17. Sunset Chasers Paddling Tours with New Forest Activities

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Beaulieu

    Bask in the warmth of a beautiful sunset on the Beaulieu River this summer with New Forest Activities. Chase the warm glow of the sun's last rays of the day as they settle on the river's calm waters. You'll want to take your cameras, as the Beaulieu…

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2022to31 Aug 2022Open 18:30 - 20:30
  18. Lights, Camera, Science! at Winchester Science Centre

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    Childrens Events

    Winchester

    Sit back, grab your popcorn and get comfy. We're heading back to the blockbuster year of 2002! Who hid behind their fingers during Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones? Who flew into a magical world with Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

    Dates

    From:
    14 May 2022to3 July 2022Open 10:30 - 16:00
  19. Out of the Blue

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    Exhibitions

    Winchester

    Hampshire Cultural Trust is proud to present Out of the Blue, a touring exhibition from The Fashion and Textile Museum, celebrating the work of influential design company, Designers Guild.

    Founded by Tricia Guild OBE, Designers Guild started life…

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2022to29 Aug 2022Open 09:30 - 17:00
  20. Celebrating Summer – A self-guided family trail

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    Childrens Events

    Romsey

    Saturday 28th May to Wednesday 31st August 2022

    Celebrate time together with outdoor fun.

    Collect your trail on arrival with proof of purchase.

    Price: £3.00 (plus normal garden admission)

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2022to31 Aug 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00

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